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End of Summer Hurrah at Club Manila East

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With barely two weeks left in summer, my family decided on an impromptu family swimming at one of Rizal's premier resorts, Club Manila East (CME).
CME is huge resort complex made up of a huge fantasy lagoon for kayaking and surfbikes (water bicycles), a kiddie pool, adult pools (a sun-screened pool, a 3-looped, 30-ft high slide, a 25-meter lap pool and a bean pool) and the resort's star attractions "2 wave pools (BeachWaves and OceanWaves, where one can actually do some serious surfing)".
CME also has basketball courts, volleyball courts and ziplines. Unfortunately, I was unable to tour the entire CME grounds as I was the designate "yaya" to my 7 year old, who would not leave the water.
Anyway, here is a quick peak at CME:
We rented a two (2) cabanas for our family of 25. Each cabana can seat down 15 persons, 7am to 7pm rental cost is P1500 each (not bad). Entrance  is P325 weekdays/P375 weekends; Free for kids below 3 feet (Note: they have senior citizen rates,…

Summit Hotel Magnolia ~ Hotel Review

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Why travel far (with traffic and all) if you can have the bonding you want near the Metro? Check out our most recent staycation hotel find in Quezon City ~ Summit Hotel Magnolia. This hotel is perfect for shop-a-holic mommas as it has direct access to Robinson's Magnolia mall. So cool! The hotel lobby is small with very few sitting, but quite chic with bits and pieces of modern elements. My son while waiting for our room. A room at the Summit Hotel is really affordable. A Super Twin room cost a little over P2500 plus VAT.  We got ours at a much lower price in a travel expo. All rooms come with:
· 42-inch, flat-screen TV with HDMI, USB ports and Premium Cable Channels
· Executive Work Desk
· Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Unit
· High-quality Bed Linens and Duvet Covers
· Ultra-soft, non-allergenic Pillows
· Coffee/Tea Making Facility
· Mini-bar Chiller
· Private Bathroom with Hot and Cold Sto…

Family Swimming Getaway Near the Metro ~ Cattleya Resorts Antipolo

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I was the designated scout for a recent family swimming getaway. The task was simple enough:  Find an affordable, clean private pool venue for a 20+ persons, near the Metro (with no more than 30 minutes to 1 hour travel)... GOODLUCK ME!   So where do I find one? We are from Taytay and my bets are private pool rentals in Tanay and Antipolo.    Our search led us to Cattleya Resorts in Antipolo, just 30 minutes away from where we live. Cattleya Resorts as of writing is made up of nine (9) private rental pools. Rental price range from P4500 to P12000 for day (9am-5pm)use and P5500 to P14000 for a night (7pm-7am) use.  Corazon - day P12000 / night P14000 Isabel - day P10000 / night P12000 Cristina- day P7000 / night P9000 Dominique- day P10000 / night P12000 Maricor- day P8000 / night P10000 Catherine- day P7000 / night P9000 Arabella- day P7000 / night P9000 Patricia- day P4500 / night P5500 Imelda- day P4500 / night P5500 Pools 1 to 7 are good for 50 persons, while pools 8 and 9 are good for 12 person…

DAY 6 - TOKYO DISNEY SEA

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Today is a special day. It is my son's 12th birthday and one of the reasons why we pushed for a Tokyo Japan vacation.
Our itinerary for today is Tokyo Disney Sea (TDS),  
From Tokyo Disney Land Hotel, where we are staying we took a short train ride via the Tokyo Disneyland Station (We finally got to use our complimentary 3 days train pass, issued to TDL hotel guests) to TDS.


The train station is right in front of our hotel.
 TDS is the second door of Tokyo Disney Resort (TDR).  It was said, it was the costliest theme park ever built at $4B (about P188B). It is huge and grand and huge (oh I already said that) ~ it is magnificently built, no wonder it cost so much.  
It has 7 uniquely themed areas called "ports of call":
Mediterranean Harbor American Waterfront Lost River Delta Port Discovery Mermaid Lagoon Arabian Coast and Mysterious Island.
TIP: If you are planning a visit, pre-download a map and plan an itinerary TOKYO DISNEY SEA MAP.
TIP: Wear really-really comfortable shoes (I …